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August Challenge Results!

Hi All!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a card to the August Monochromatic Challenge! You would think that these cards wouldn’t be as exciting, but there were more awesome cards in this bunch than usual! I encourage you to check out the entries when you have some time.

This month’s random winner of the Simon Says Stamp $25 gift voucher is entry #30 by Carolynn. Congrats Carolynn!

Now for some highlights…

First, this bright and cheery card by Andrea:


There is so much I love about this card that I don’t know where to start. First, her stencil design extends perfectly across three die cut areas. Each area has a circle, and the circles are placed perfectly to seem random (if that makes any sense!). Notice the color of the middle circle matches the bottom die cut area and uses a smaller version of the pattern. And, of course, the bright bee pops on the circle of white. Great job!!

I love clean and simple cards. This one by Hannah is fabulous:


For some reason, I always seem to remember a wedding card at the last minute. Maybe because I haven’t been to many weddings recently. This card is beautiful and easy to put together. I absolutely love the details of the pearls – so clever!

This next card by Sarah is monochromatic, yet it seems much more colorful to the eye:


What struck me most about this card (not to mention how cute those green poison gems are!) was the use of patterned paper. I’ve never used 2 different patterns together, but this looks great with the same color. Most paper packs like this come with multiple patterns for each color. This card is a great example of how to use it!

Next I want to highlight this bunny card by Anita:


I like the layout of this card. I usually put my focal point objects (animals, flowers, etc) on the white part and accent with patterns somewhere else. Anita put them under the bunnies and used white elsewhere. She tied the pattern back in on the sides of the card. Really well done!

Finally, these flower cards by Carol:


Notice that Carol cut out several of the little flowers and popped them up with a pearl. I always forget this technique for jazzing up a flower. A great reminder on how to add beauty to a larger stamp.

Thanks again to everyone who participated. I really enjoy going through all the entries and focusing on why I love them. I’ll be back on Tuesday with the launch of the September Thinking of You Challenge. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!



  1. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 2:51 pm


    Darlene, thank you for highlighting my card!!! That sort of thing always makes my day! 😺 All the cards here are wonderful. I love the greeting to go with the images on Sarah’s–so funny! And the pearl & gem/bow tie details on the wedding card are so unique. I also love how Carol popped up some of the flower petals, and the bunnies are so cute! Thank you so much for having these challenges, Darlene, And congrats to Carolynn for winning–enjoy your shopping!!! 😺 ~ Andrea

  2. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 4:37 pm


    Congratulations Carolynn, fabulouscard. Well done to those also mentioned yours cards are so inspiring 💕

  3. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 5:59 pm


    Congratulations to you Carolynn. There is so much talent in Live Love Cards. Well done girls.

  4. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Carol Mac

    Congrats Carolyn, just in time for Stamptember at SSS! Happy shopping! Beautiful cards everyone, especially Andrea’s, I love that bee and the stencilling! Thanks for showcasing my cards Darlene! 😎. I haven’t entered many challenges lately as I am busy at work and in life! Glad to have finally found the time to enter this one!

  5. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 10:37 pm


    Great choices Darlene. Congratulations to everyone – they are all a great effort.

  6. wrote on September 1st, 2018 at 11:46 pm


    Thanks for highlighting my card Darlene! I love the other entries too. I recently sent all my Cards to my family in México as my son went for a holiday. I need to start crafting again 😊

  7. wrote on September 2nd, 2018 at 6:46 am


    Great cards everyone! I haven’t had time to enter the challenges lately but I love to see all the creations!

  8. wrote on September 2nd, 2018 at 9:56 am


    It is always great participating in these challenges here at LLL. It truly gets my mind a wandering 🙂 Congratulations to the winner, Carolyn, and to those great honorable mentions! Thanks Darlene for all your hard work to help us all to become better card makers! Blessings!

  9. wrote on September 3rd, 2018 at 6:22 pm


    Love these creations!

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